Philip Blenkinsop

UK PM May stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts

12 Nov 2018

* Hard to see real Brexit progress in Nov - Belgium's Reynders

EU says it seeking to raise tempo of U.S. trade talks

09 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS The European Union will seek to increase the tempo of trade talks with the United States and set out its negotiating mandate for a deal to remove tariffs in the coming months, the Austrian presidency of the bloc said on Friday.

Belgium raises stakes in Colombian frozen fries dispute

09 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS, Nov 9 Belgium, the self-proclaimed home of potato fries, said on Friday it wanted the European Union to launch legal action against duties that Colombia is planning to impose on imports of the frozen product.

EU nears deal for tougher screening of foreign investments

09 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS The European Union is likely to conclude a far-reaching plan before the end of the year to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments, notably from China, the EU's trade chief said on Friday, despite reservations from Italy.

German conservative emerges as early front-runner for EU's top job

08 Nov 2018

HELSINKI Manfred Weber, a reserved Bavarian who has modelled himself on Germany's pragmatic chancellor, won the backing of Europe's centre-right parties on Thursday to stand in the race to become European Commission president in 2019.

Irish PM sees fading chance of Brexit deal in November

08 Nov 2018

HELSINKI/BRUSSELS The chances of sealing a deal on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union this month are receding, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday, and the EU's Brexit negotiator called on Britain to make decisive choices.

EU-Japan trade deal clears hurdle on way to 2019 start

05 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS European Union and Japanese plans to form the world's largest free trade area cleared a significant hurdle on Monday when EU lawmakers specializing in trade backed a deal that could enter force next year.

EU countries seek more time in clock change debate

29 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS European Union governments are seeking more time to debate whether and when to scrap the twice-yearly clock change, dismissing an EU executive proposal to do so in 2019.

EU countries want more time in clock change debate

29 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS, Oct 29 European Union governments began discussions on Monday to assess whether and when to scrap the twice-yearly clock change, amid doubts the requirement would be dropped in 2019 as the EU executive has proposed.

AB InBev halves dividend, shares tumble as major markets hit

25 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS Anheuser-Busch InBev cut its proposed dividend by half on Thursday as beer sales dropped in the world's largest brewer's largest markets, the United States and Brazil, and overall earnings fell short of forecasts, knocking its shares.

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